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The Recorder: Whately Shines On, 8k Solar Panel Array Goes Online

WHATELY — A new solar energy installation in Whately has officially gone live.

Chairwoman Joyce Palmer Fortune of the Board of Selectmen praised the completion of the solar farm at its official inauguration Thursday, saying, “It’s times like these when being a public official is really, really good ... There are times when issues come up when it’s just, ‘Yes, absolutely, we want that! We want green energy and we want to make this happen.’ I’m happy to have had a hand in this.”

Solar Industry Mag: Nexamp and Mohegan Council Boy Scouts Complete 6 MW Installation

Massachusetts-based installer Nexamp and Mohegan Council, Boy Scouts of America announced the start of operations of the 6-MW solar facility at the Treasure Valley Scout Reservation in Rutland, Mass. The project – among the largest solar arrays in New England – will provide a steady source of income for the Boy Scouts as well as substantial savings for local municipalities.

The Landmark: Solar power project at Treasure Valley means a bright future for area scouts

It’s been three years in the making, and on June 30, the Mohegan Council Solar Project at Treasure Valley finally got switched on.

The flip of switches at two breaker panel boxes may have been ceremonial, but the benefits the project will bring to the Boy Scouts of America and the surrounding community are real.

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Solar Industry: Nexamp Flips The Switch On Massachusetts Town Project

Boston-based Nexamp has commenced operations at a 2.3 MW solar project in Winchendon, Mass.

The ground-mounted installation is located on the 30-acre site of a former sand pit, adjacent to the town's salvage yard, and Nexamp was responsible for the development, design, financing and installation of the project.

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Daily Hampshire Gazette: Solar array dedicated in Belchertown expected to start producing electricity next week

BELCHERTOWN — Town Planner Douglas Albertson called a new 1.5 megawatt solar array that was dedicated Thursday at the former driving range of the Evergreene mini-golf course “a point of pride” for the community.

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Daily Hampshire Gazette: Belchertown driving range turned solar farm to be moneymaker for all involved

BELCHERTOWN — When Barbara and Richard Greene decided to turn the driving range next to their mini-golf course on Route 9 into a 1.5 megawatt solar farm, they not only created an income stream for their retirement but they added significantly to the town’s tax base.

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Providence Business News: R.I. joins regional solar initiative

NORTH KINGSTOWN – As he was celebrating the completion Wednesday of a 8,500-panel solar array in Quonset Business Park, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced that Rhode Island has joined the New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, a regional effort to reduce non-hardware or “soft” costs of photovoltaic solar electricity systems.

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